Atletico Madrid does not take advantage of the mistake of Barca on Saturday night. Colchoneros fell to Betis Sevilla (1: 0). Their first defeat in September in the League.
End of season for Atletico Madrid! The colchonero club, which was unbeaten in the Spanish League in September, ended with the fall of Betis Sevilla (1: 0) on Sunday for the 22nd day without a golden chance to return to the leader of Barcelona.
After 18 unbeaten games in the League, Colchoneros lost to Andalusia with a penalty kick, transformed by Sergio Canales (65).
It's annoying for French striker Antoine Greizman, Atlético Sunday's captain, who hit the post (67) and showed promising complicity with the rookie Alvaro Morata.
Athletico ranked second (44 points), but did not take advantage of Saturday's draw from FC Barcelona (1st, 50 points) against Valencia (2-2). Real Madrid (3rd, 39th), who receives Alayes on Sunday night, has the opportunity to return after his neighbor in the weekend of the Madrid Derby next Saturday at the Metropolitan Stadium.
Kolchoneros dreamed to close the gap with Barca? Finally, they gave the Blaugrana driver another point after a closed and unexpected match at the Benito-Villarreal Stadium between Atlético's defense block and the loose game on Bettis's floor.
Grossman opens the post
The first period came to an intense battle in the middle of the field and with a real opportunity, the head Zouhair Feddal from the incredible crane from the goalkeeper "Colchonero" Jan Cloud (3rd).
The rest of the things became lively only after the break, with the history of the punishment.
The Referee did not hesitate when Morata, released by Grozman, was unbalanced by Fedal in the box (55th). On the other hand, he could not ignore the rough hand of Philippe Lewis, who controlled the ball of the hand on the surface (63).
The punishment, therefore, is transformed by the skill of Sergio Canalez, even if the incredible cloud has touched the ball (65th).
Faced with this opposite scenario, the light could come from Griezmann, whose new association with Morata, provided by Chelsea, promised several times (11, 55, 61).
However, the Frenchman failed to hit the surface flop that hit the opposite post (67th place) or a good free kick deflected from the wall (84th).
And at the unbridled end of the match, the world champion was taken to the extreme as he turned to the opponent's cage (86), unable to prevent Atlético's first defeat in the League from a trip to Vigo during the match. on the third day (2-0).